Note-taking Resources

Notetaking Resources

Note-taking Resources

students in class

Disability Services can train and connect students with disabilities to note-taking resources.  Multiple options in hardware, software and tools are available to support students in how they take notes during class lecture. Learn more about note-taking resources on our Assistive Technology page here

In some cases, students with documented disabilities may be eligible to receive class notes from a classmate as an accommodation through Disability Services. Below are the steps for students who qualify for this accommodation:

How to Request Class Notes

  1. Submit a Semester Request in Accommodate for the term to send Faculty Accommodation Letters to your faculty. See the step-by-step instructions here
  2. Review each course and the class format to determine if supplemental notes are needed. (Ex: peer notes for an online or asynchronous courses typically are not needed.) 
  3. Fill out the Request Peer Note-taker Form with the classes you are requesting peer notes. 
  4. Contact Disability Services if you encounter any problems or concerns at

Once your request is placed, Disability Services will anonymously email the class roster. After a Peer Note-taker is assigned, you will receive an email notification from Accommodate each time notes are uploaded.

Peer Note-taker Policies

  • Disability Services coordinates the peer note-taker accommodation and keeps all parties' identities anonymous.
  • Inform Disability Services if you require notes in a particular file format so that they can be accessed with assistive technology.
  • Attend all of your courses to determine if notes and/or PowerPoint slides will be available to the class, mitigating your need for supplemental notes.
  • Receiving peer class notes as an accommodation does not replace your responsibility to attend or participate in class.
  • If you are able to do so, you are encouraged to still take your own class notes and use peer class notes as a supplement.
  • Notes received are not to be shared in any way.